Analysis of Building Blocks with Numerical Simplification in Genetic Programming

Kinzett D., Zhang M., Johnston M.

13th European Conference on Genetic Programming, İstanbul, Turkey, 7 - 09 April 2010, vol.6021, pp.289-291 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6021
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.289-291
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper investigates the effect of numerical simplification on building blocks during evolution in genetic programming. The building blocks considered are three level subtrees. We develop a method for encoding building blocks for the analysis. Compared with the canonical genetic programming method, numerical simplification can generate much smaller programs, use much shorter evolutionary training time and achieve comparable effectiveness performance.